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Nursery Session Times

Each part-time session is the same length and the same activities are provided in both;

Morning session     08:30am   – 11.30am

Afternoon session  12.15pm   –   3.15pm


30 Hours children 8.30am - 2.30pm with an option to pay a top up to 3.15pm (these places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis)


At the beginning of the session practitioners are available if there is a need to pass on information or ask any questions.  This time is also learning time for your child to increase social skills and is an opportunity for you to help with self registration and settle your child to an activity.


At the close of session we would ask you to collect your child promptly as children soon become anxious and upset if they are waiting when everyone else has gone home.  If you are unable to collect your child yourself, please inform the staff of the identity of the person who will be collecting them on your behalf. We keep a list of adults authorised to collect your child.


Parent/carers and children are encouraged to visit the Foundation Unit prior to making a decision about enrolment, we endeavor to extend a warm welcome.  We are an ‘open’ establishment and visits can be undertaken at any time. Please ring the school office to arrange a time.


Home Visits

The home visit is a valuable part of the admission to Northfield Foundation Stage Unit. We begin to establish a relationship with your child/family and provide an insight into life at Northfield.  We always bring a selection of activities to share with your child.  Any questions concerns can be dealt with at this stage.  Before leaving an invitation and start date will be arranged. We hope parents welcome and value this opportunity to meet with staff prior to their child starting at Northfield Primary School.

Healthy Eating

Northfield School has a Healthy eating policy.  In the Foundation Stage we offer fruit and vegetables as a snack with their milk.  We also bake and prepare a variety of foods, e.g. sandwiches and salads that we share.  The children gain a tremendous amount from these activities, both intellectually and socially.  However this can be costly, and it is helpful if you would contribute a small amount towards this.  50p a week would be a great help.


Home and School

As a parent you are your child’s first and most important educator.

We at Northfield fully appreciate this and make every effort to work in partnership with you, helping your child reach his/her full potential.  To ensure this happens we will:


  • Provide opportunities for your child to succeed in an atmosphere of care, and of feeling valued.
  • Provide a well-planned, broad and balanced curriculum to take your child’s learning forward,
  • Fulfill the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, praise and encourage good behviour at all times.
  • Share information with you.
  • Listen to you.